The mission of Carnegie Council is to inspire and guide debate, and to educate the public on ethical choices in matters related to global affairs.

Since our founding by Andrew Carnegie a century ago, we have been one of the world's top creators of nonpartisan educational resources on international ethics used by professionals, journalists, educators, students, and the greater public. Carnegie Council is a non-profit 501(c) (3) institution.

Carnegie Council’s public education programs aim to make the moral dimensions of international issues more visible and accessible to students, scholars, and the general public.

The Carnegie Ethics Studio produces podcasts, videos, transcripts, and live streams of Carnegie Council’s public programs, special events, and closed-set studio interviews. The Studio ensures that the Council’s sponsored research and public education programs reach worldwide audiences through free and widely accessible channels.


  • 100,000+ followers on our social media feeds.

  • Our podcasts are downloaded over 25,000 times per month.

  • Ethics & International Affairs journal, published through Cambridge University Press, is used in hundreds of classrooms in 32 countries.

  • Multimedia partnership with the best-selling international affairs textbook World Politics: Trend and Transformation.

  • Our website is part of the U.S. Library of Congress collection of Public Policy Internet Materials.

Statement of Values

As an organization with "ethics" in its name, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is built on a foundation of shared values.

This Statement of Values is an expression of these shared values and the organization’s commitment to do its best to live by them.

Among our values are:

  • Ongoing Commitment to Ethical Behavior
  • Personal and Professional Integrity
  • Respect for Differences
  • Pursuit of Intellectual Excellence
  • Innovation and Resourcefulness
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Accountability and Transparency (including openness, honesty, trust).
  • Loyalty to Mission

Although related to Carnegie organizations through our founder and principal benefactor Andrew Carnegie, we are separate from other Carnegie philanthropies. Half of our program activities are funded through an endowment, with other funds coming from grants, gifts, subscriptions, and the generous donations of our supporters.

Carnegie Council gratefully acknowledges the support of: Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education, the Henry Luce Foundation, Rockefeller Family & Associates, the Dillon Fund, the Robert J. Myers Fund, and the V.K. Rasmussen Foundation.

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